All FIFA 23 Career Mode changes: Transfers overhaul, real managers, new traits & more

Jurgen Klopp fist pumping in FIFAGraphics: EA SPORTS

FIFA 23 will ring in some of the biggest changes we’ve seen to Career Mode in years, with both Manager and Player careers being updated. Here’s what you need to know.

With the FIFA 22 year slowly trundling to its end, we’re hitting that point where we start talking about a FIFA 23 beta and possible demo ahead of the game’s full release on September 30.

As such, EA SPORTS have started revealing a few details about the upcoming game, including the fact Kylian Mbappe and Sam Kerr will be on the cover, chemistry will be undergoing an overhaul in Ultimate Team, and there will be a raft of gameplay changes with HyperMotion 2.

The updates coming to Career Mode – both in terms of Manager and Player Career – are the next to be revealed, so here’s everything you need to know about them.

Transfer Evalutations

If you’ve played Manager Mode for long enough, you know there can be a few difficulties when getting a transfer completed – especially if you’ve not scouted a player for a considerable amount of time.

Well, in FIFA 23, things will be changing a little on that front. Now, when you’re trying to get a deal over the line, you’ll get an evaluation from a few parties about how successful your offer might be.

This is something EA SPORTS have used in their Madden NFL franchise for a few years, and it makes the negotiation stages a bit smoother and you shouldn’t see opposition managers storming out of tense talks all that often anymore.

Authentic Managers

On the topic of opposition managers, a whole host of new authentic managers will be available to use in Career Mode.

That means you won’t have to dig out a YouTube tutorial to perfectly copy Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp’s face, and you’ll just be able to step right into their considerably sized shoes. And yes, you will be able to take over rival clubs while playing as an authentic manager.

Pep Guardiola sat behind desk in FIFA Career ModeEA SPORTS
Real-life managers like Pep Guardiola will now be playable in FIFA career mode.

FIFA 23 Player Career Mode changes

Aside from Manager Mode, Player Career will also be getting a bit of spruce up with some changes coming both on and off the field.

Sticking with the on-field changes first, there will be new traits for your player’s personality that will affect how they develop over their career. For example, the ‘Maverick’ trait will suit more aggressive and attacking players, in turn making your development on the goalscoring front a bit easier.

Off the pitch, players will be able to purchase items with the wages they’ve earned from their contract which will also affect their development. However, it’s not like the PES career of old where your boots would affect speed and shooting power, it’s items for your home instead.

Additionally, there is also a new ‘Playable Highlights’ option that will bridge the gap between playing a game and using the simulation mode. So, you’ll be able to jump through seasons even quicker.


So, that’s everything that has been confirmed to be changing in FIFA 23 Career Modes.

If anything else is uncovered, we’ll be sure to update this post with the information. So, be sure to keep checking back for more.

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